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Civil War Generals, Soldiers and Others

Those who served in one way or another at the major point in our history.
  1. Robert E. Lee

William C. Quantrill: Soldier or Murderer?
William C. Quantrill is remembered infamously as being responsible for the Lawrence Massacre. Read about his deeds and decide for yourself.

Benjamin Butler - Civil War General and Politician
Here is a biography on the life of Benjamin Franklin Bulter. It was created using the educational biographical framework.

William Quantrill: Murderer or Soldier?
The famous leader of Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War is vilified by the North and praised by the South. What really happened at the Lawrence Massacre? Read about him and his exploits and make your own decision about his guilt or innocence.

Don Carlos Buell
No, he wasn't not a Mafia chief. This Union general formed the Army of the Ohio which formed the basis of the future Army of the Cumberland. This site claims that his downfall was purely political.

Joseph Hooker
The story of "Fighting Joe" Hooker, Commander of the Army of the Potomac. He succeeded McClellan at Fredericksburg, until he resigned a few days before the Battle of Gettysburg. Another of the Army of the Cumberland sites.

William Rosecrans
From the very nice Army of the Cumberland site. A full site covering images, a bio, and other thoughts about this controversial Union general.

William Tecumseh Sherman
Long hated by the people of northwest Georgia for his actions during the Atlanta Campaign, this biography by Wayne Bengston retells his trials and tribulations.

The General George A. Custer Home Page
We don't normally have a front-page to a site, but this one is so full of everything you could want about Custer.

Stonewall Jackson
From Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War page, this tight little bio tells you about Lee's "right-hand man".

General James Longstreet
"Old Pete" was one of the greatest generals this nation has ever seen. This section of the "Northern Georgia " site is full of informative text and fine photos.

Nathan Bedford Forrest
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a natural tactician who earned the praise of his enemies. Both Grant and Sherman feared this man who entered the Confederate forces a private and left a general. Later the first head of the Ku Klux Klan, he left them when their extreme views conflicted with his. From the North Georgia web site.

Braxton Bragg
Demonstrating his superior strategic abilities, Bragg launched a campaign from Chattanooga during the late summer of 1862 that resulted in liberation of the State of Tennessee and near liberation of the State of Kentucky. Many consider this the high-water mark of the Confederacy.

Rose O'Neal Greenhow
From the Greenhow Collection at Duke University, the collection is mostly correspondence with Rose Greenhow related to her activities on behalf of the Confederate States of America. Also includes a nice little biography.

John Bell Hood
In spite of General Robert E. Lee's objections and Braxton Bragg's less than flowing praise, Davis promoted Hood to Commander of the Army of the Tennessee on July 17, 1864. He attacked at Ezra Church, Lickskillet, Peachtree Creek, Legett's Mill, and Utoy Creek; losing every battle and a third of his men.

William Quantrill
This killer led a style of guerrilla warfare that led to the Lawrence Massacre, when he led a group of 450 raiders into Kansas and killed 183 men and boys. From the Kansas Territory site from the University of Virginia.

"Blacks Who Fought For The South "
I found this in Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War. Written by an African-American named Walter Williams, this has some info that might surprise you.

Jews in the Civil War
This site reprints the famed Simon Wolf letter in 1895 that responds to the lies denying brave Jewish participation in the Civil War. This site is part of the jewish-history.com site.

Chinese in the Civil War
Gordon Kwok's work details the contributions Chinese in America made during the Civil War.

Spying in the Civil War
Secret agents were used a great deal in the war. From the CivilWarHome site.

Grand Army of the Republic
This once-powerful organization consisted only of Union veterans who served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865. From the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War).

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